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I got a letter from someone named Wes McAllister from Michigan. The letter

was short and brief. Just name and address....

Wes wrote me he used metal detectors since he got out out of the marines in 1957 where

he was was stationed in 29 Palms, California.

He has been reading and learning about prospecting and planning a trip to Arizona.

Please help me with some details regarding current happenings in Quartzsite

area where Wes (quote) "can set up a camp for metal detecting for placer in the

Quartzsite area with a little hassel as possible. local and state."

If anyone in Quartzsite can answer this thread, with current details that I can

send by mail that will help I would appreciate it. Back in the early 1980's I spent

weekends around Thanksgiving and Christmas at Dome Rock/Middle Camp area with the

"snow birds." And there were a group of fulltimers who hung out at McDonalds in

Quartzsite.

Thanks... Jim Straight

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Jim He might want to consider the Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club. They have several claims in the area you mentioned. Blm has several sites to camp at without hassle. Colorado Bob lives there year round and may also be of help. Jerry

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pondmn... Great... can you add details such as PO addresses, and even

phone numbers... ? I met Colorado Bob at the AMDA hunt at Laughlin but

do not have any addresses. They can eve post directly to this thread.

I will copy any information given to me by e-mail and send Mr. McCallister

a copy by post office.... as you know this is some of what I do...

My Best to You and Yours... Jim

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Gosh... thanks again pondmn, and Bunk... Problem solved

I now have the Quartzsite Metal Detecting Clubs Post offive

Mailing address and will send it to Mr. McAllister who

lives in Michigan.

My Best... Jim Straight

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Gosh... thanks again pondmn, and Bunk... Problem solved

I now have the Quartzsite Metal Detecting Clubs Post offive

Mailing address and will send it to Mr. McAllister who

lives in Michigan.

My Best... Jim Straight

jim, there is a prospecting store right in quartzsite, its called gold miser. they have website as well. he can join there for $20 and will get his map and id right then and there. i was there few weeks ago with pops. we didnt do any good but gold has been found there.i bought dad a new goldbug pro. he loves it. anyways, some claims look like there are some pushes, but found out from the president of the club that they had a deal with blm, there was piles of rock stacked from the construction on the roads. the city or whatever was supposed to level them out and didnt, so as favor for some small pushes on the claims without hassle, they offered to level all the rocks for them.was big hole they spread it out in to fill. but some claims have small pushes. not really good for detecting, as they just dig a trench and pile the dirt, so drywashing would be best for that, but lots of gd areas to try detecting. i just have to spend more time soon. we have access to a trailer to stay at anytime righ across from the goldmiser store. so im planning a trip after i go to washington state to get my sis for easter. id just join at that store when you get there. that way its right away and no waiting for the mailman.they also have nice store, thay take trade ins, got new and used equiptment for sale, nice big gold nugs for sale and pics of all the gold found in the claims. they will even give you info on the claims and where to try first.as far as camping, right across the street off dome rock road on the south side, he will see plenty campers in big open areas. thats where most park, the club also has a claim there as well.matter of fact, i asked about info on the area in one of thge forums, might been robs, or here, maybe chris forum and few had posted maps and areas to try.

john

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Thanks all of you who kindly stepped up to the plate and gave me all

of the information I needed to answer Mr. McAllister's request.

It is positive posts like this that makes a forum great... My Best

to All... and may your poke become heavy with yellow... :olddude: Jim Straight

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